I would like to use the Google Elevation API to generate about 5 elevation maps for master's degree research on aircraft collision avoidance. The data would be meshed and used in simulation to calculate trajectory intersections of aircraft with the terrain.
I know the terms and conditions state that the data must be displayed in conjunction with a Google Map. If I publish my thesis with the meshed elevation data alongside a Google map of the area - is it allowed? What else would I need to do to be able to use the data for this purpose? The amount of data I need is within the usage limits.